Andrew Stark

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Andrew Stark
Born 23 January 1964
Sydney Australia
Nationality Australian
Education Newington College
Occupation Photographer

Andrew Stark (born 23 January 1964) is a Sydney-based Australian candid and urban street photographer active since the early 1980s. His work was inspired initially by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank and William Klein, and his work shows "ambiguity, vulnerability and a slight melancholy hue". Similar to Cartier-Bresson, he shoots in black and white on his Konica TC with 28 or 40mm lens only for his candid photography.[1]

Birth and education[edit]

Stark was born in Sydney and was educated at Newington College (1976-1981).[2]

Career and publications[edit]

In 2003, his first book entitled "Snaps from Sydney" was published. A second photo book Candidly Inclined was released 2005. In late 2006 an exhibition of his work, "Starkers", was held at the Museum of Sydney.[3] Throughout 2007, Stark documented the Sutherland Shire district, known for the 2005 Cronulla race riots, and the resulting exhibit "Down South" was commissioned and shown at the Hazelhurst Gallery, Sydney during late 2008.[1] A third book of the author 'Escaping Into Life - a psycho study of the contemporary street photographer was published 2010. It contains an exploration of the contemporary street photography.[4] A review in Black+White magazine stated, "Andrew Stark's idiomatic and wryly observed urban photographs of Sydney, Australia, represent a vital continuation of documentary street photography, reflecting similar social concerns and the same aesthetic irony as Robert Frank, William Klein and Garry Winogrand."[5]


  1. ^ a b "Candid Photography In Australia An Interview With Andrew Stark". Urban Photography Art. 2010. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Newington College Register of Past Students 1863-1998 (Syd, 1999) pp 188
  3. ^ Museum of Sydney
  4. ^ Escaping Into Life - a psycho study of the contemporary street photographer Sydney 2010 ISBN 978-0-9581980-2-8
  5. ^ "Review". B&W Magazine. Nov–Dec 2003. 

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